OT: My ssh authorized_keys doesn't work with nfs/nis

Aryeh Friedman aryeh.friedman at gmail.com
Sat Sep 14 09:21:02 UTC 2019

On Sat, Sep 14, 2019 at 5:03 AM Yasuhiro KIMURA <yasu at utahime.org> wrote:

> From: Aryeh Friedman <aryeh.friedman at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: OT: My ssh authorized_keys doesn't work with nfs/nis
> Date: Sat, 14 Sep 2019 04:15:59 -0400
> >> Did you set passphrase when creating id_rsa.pub (and id_rsa)?
> > no
> Umm, then it seems that ~/.ssh/authorized_keys on 'nearby' is surely
> not looked up by sshd.
> By the way, according to mail subject 'nearby' seems to be NFS client
> too. And I guess you share home directory with NFS. If it is right,
> what happens if you use local (i.e. non-NIS and non-NFS) account? That
> is,

Correct I am using NFS shares for the home dirs

> (1) Add new user 'localuser' to /etc/masster.passwd of 'nearby'.
> (2) Create home directory of 'localuser' on local file system of
>     'nearby'.
> (3) Copy id_rsa.pub as ~localuser/.ssh/authorized_keys on 'nearby'
> (4) Try 'ssh localuser at nearby'.
Doesn't ask for password localaccount --> localacccount but localaccount
--> NISaccount does ask for a password (I made the authorized keys
identical for both accounts).

Aryeh M. Friedman, Lead Developer, http://www.PetiteCloud.org

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